When I prayedÂ Monday night to my God and King I thanked Him for all He has done for me this past year, and in my honest conversation with Him told Him, “But I really needed a better year cause this one was a doozy.” (lol) I had an overwhelming sense of peace the past couple of days that only He can give, one that surpasses understanding. I kept asking Him to teach me. He brought me to scripture and the verses that he gave me were in Isaiah,
Â “…Your eyes will see your teacher, and whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: “This is the way. Walk in it.” (30:20-21)
“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” (58:11)
He was reminding me to continue to have faith and believe in His provision.
Tonight I received an unexpected gift from Nicole, Cole ,and all of the coaches, at SolaFide. It was a generous donation to the CrossFit program I will be running at Clarksville High School for underprivileged teens. God showed up and humbled me as my teacher. His face gloriously shown through all of you. You are a testament that God is forever faithful and hears our cries. The doubt we may have, the negative thoughts and defeat that crosses our minds is not from us, it is not from Him, but it is from the enemy. Faith tells me to fight and stay focused on Him even in brokenness and sometimes even in failure and defeat. My faith has kept me moving forward and helped me resist the enemies attacks. The best gift one can receive and be reminded of is to know that we are loved. To realize that there is someone there to fight for you, to be in your corner, to believe in you, is what defines love. God showed me again, tonight through you, that I am worth fighting for, that the dream He gave me is significant, that the lives of the youth that are touched because of your generosity is part of your legacy of love. They will know that they belong, that they are loved beyond measure and that they are worth fighting for. It is proof to the reality of God given dreams and how God lives in each of you. May His favor rest upon each of you always as you come to realize the dream He has for every one of you. For your hearts are examples of the greatest commandment we are given as His children, and that is simply to Love.
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lam 3:22-23
By Faith Alone – SolaFide